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August 5th, 2017
News from DAAD USA
Stay up to date on DAAD’s activities in the US – from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 
Important Dates 
September 21st, 2017, Washington, D.C.: European Research Day
October 10th, 2017, San Francisco: Career Day
October 13th, 2017, New York: Career Day
Upcoming Application Deadlines

November 4th:Research Grants
December 15th: RISE Germany (opens Nov 1st)


DAAD Scholarships and Grants


Host a German Student
RISE Worldwide – Offer a Research Internship

Are you a professor, a postdoc or a Ph.D. student at a research institute looking to host a German undergraduate intern? The RISE Worldwide program offers internships for German students in the STEM fields. DAAD supports the students with a monthly scholarship. Submit your internship offer from Sept 1st – Oct 15th. 


Call for Applications
Research Grants

Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.



German Academic International Network
GAIN Conference in San Francisco, Aug 25-27 

Calling all academics interested in working in Germany! 
The Annual GAIN Conference in San Francisco (Aug 25-27) offers postdocs, researchers, and assistant professors from all fields opportunities to learn about academic careers in Germany. Participation grants are available to German-speaking researchers interested in a career in Germany.
More (in German only) 

Higher Education in Germany
New Research Award International Scientists in Germany
Max-Planck-Humboldt Research Award

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society (MPG) are establishing a new joint research award: the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award will be endowed with 1.5 million euros and be presented to a researcher from outside Germany from 2018. The award will be aimed at scientists with outstanding future potential.


Living in Germany

Cost of Studying in Germany

Living on a Student Budget in Germany

Compared to other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable. You will need around 850 euros a month to cover your living expenses. The largest expense is your monthly rent. Click the link below for a detailed budget example to help your planning. 

In Profile
GAIN Advisor
Alexander Geppert

Alexander Geppert is Associate Professor of History and European Studies at NYU New York and NYU Shanghai.  A DAAD Research Grant enabled him to move from Germany to Italy to pursue his PhD in Florence. He recently joined the GAIN Advisory Board to help DAAD promote Germany as a destination for academics and researchers worldwide.
Fun Fact
Did you know…
…that German universities offer over 1,000 Master programs taught in English? Learn more about international programs and their requirements. 

Application Tip #7
Which are the best German universities for my field of study?
The Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) publishes Germany’s most comprehensive ranking of higher education institutions. On the CHE website  you can find out what the top-ranked German universities are in every subject area.
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) 
FUBiS is an intensive academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks taking place both in summer and winter. Students can choose between subject classes (mostly taught in English) and German language courses. Field trips within Berlin are an integral part of every course. 
Editorial Details
Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors
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